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Shimla, Dalhousie get more snowfall

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New Delhi, More snowfall in Shimla, Dalhousie and higher reaches of Himachal Pradesh on Saturday intensified the cold wave conditions in the state.

“Popular tourist spots Shimla, Kufri, Chail and Dalhousie received overnight snowfall, while lower hill experienced rains, plummeting the minimum and maximum temperatures by several notches,” Manmohan Singh, director of the meteorological office here, told IANS.

The minimum temperature in Shimla was 0.4 degree Celsius, while it was minus 1.6 degrees in Kufri and 0.1 degree in Dalhousie.

According to him, about six centimetres snowfall had been recorded in Shimla. Nearby areas of Manali had good spell of snowfall in the early hours of Saturday,” he said.

The tribal districts of Lahaul and Spiti, Kinnaur and Chamba received moderate to heavy snowfall during the night and the weather remained cloudy.

The minimum temperature in Keylong in Lahaul and Spiti district was recorded at minus 5.2 degrees Celsius, the coldest in the state.

Kalpa in Kinnaur district recorded a minimum of minus 3.9 degrees Celsius with 15 cm of snow. Lower areas of the state experienced widespread rain.
The minimum temperature in Dharamsala, which received 42.2 mm rainfall, was low at 5.6 degrees Celsius.

With lower hills receiving rainfall, cold wave swept across Solan, Sirmaur, Bilaspur, Hamirpur and Una districts. The Met office has forecast widespread rain and snow in the state during the next 24 hours.

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Lalu Prasad ‘stable and recovering’, to undergo CT scan

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Incarcerated RJD President Lalu Prasad will undergo a CT scan on Friday to ascertain his exact health condition even as a senior officer said he was “stable and recovering”.

An official at the Hotwar jail in Ranchi said that the former Bihar Chief Minister’s health had caused concern after he complained of uneasiness in breathing on Thursday evening. Subsequently, a team of doctors from Ranchi’s Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences examined the RJD leader.

Jharkhand Health Minister Banna Gupta also rushed to the RIMS and met with the doctors treating the veteran politician. Jharkhand Inspector General of Police (Jails) Birendra Bhushon said that Lalu Prasad’s health had deteriorated on Thursday but was now “recovering and stable”. Earlier, Lalu Prasad also underwent a Covid test and was found negative.

Lalu Prasad is suffering from kidney ailment, besides diabetes and high blood pressure. The RIMS doctors have diagnosed that his kidneys are damaged to the extent of 75 per cent. Doctors could go for a dialysis if his kidneys’ functioning deteriorated further.

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Fire at Delhi’s ITO building, no casualties

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A fire broke out at the Institution of Engineers building at ITO on Friday here. No injuries were reported, and the blaze has been brought under control, the Fire Department said.

The fire started from a meter board of the building. “We received a call around 8.30 a.m. about a fire in the meter board at the Institution of Engineers building at ITO. A total of 12 fire tenders were rushed to the site. The fire was on the second floor of the building,” said Atul Garg, Director Delhi Fire Service.

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Girl and father end life in UP

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A teenager battling depression for two years following her mother’s death ended her life, prompting even the father to take his life out of sheer hopelessness.

According to reports, Shalu, 18, first committed suicide by hanging herself because she could not come to terms with the death of her mother. Suraj, too followed suit, leaving behind two more daughters.

The incident took place in Nankari village in Khairabad area in Sitapur district on Wednesday. Circle Officer Piyush Kumar Singh said that Suraj, who worked as a tailor, lived there with his wife and three daughters. His wife had died two years ago and his daughter Shalu could not come to terms with the death of her mother.

“She went into depression and finally ended her life. Seeing this, Suraj also committed suicide by hanging form the same ceiling fan,” the police official said.

Both the bodies have been sent for the post-mortem. The police had filed a case and further investigations are underway.

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